Year: 1999 Source: Przegl Lek, v.56, no.6, (1999), p.409-414 SIEC No: 20020482

The pattern of adolescent & adult poisonings in Krakow is presented on the basis of the data collected by the Poison Information Centre. This analysis includes 3472 people treated at the Department of Clinical Toxicology & 118 poisoned people who were not given any treatment & died at the scene of the accident. Ethanol (39.7%) followed by drugs (20.2%), drugs & ethanol (6.7%), carbon monoxide (6.2%) & drugs of abuse (4.4%) were the most common cause of acute poisonings. The mortality rate of the cases treated was low (0.43%). (15 refs)